|Merrimack 10 District, New Hampshire House|
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| Current term ends|
Stephen Shurtleff (b. September 4, 1947) is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He has represented the Merrimack 10 and At-Large (Councilor) Districts since 2004. Shurtleff's political experiences include co-char of New Hampshire Veterans for Kerry; member of the New Hampshire Democratic State Committee and the Merrimack County Democratic Executive Committee; as well as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
Shurtleff is a substitute teacher in the Merrimack School District. He retired from United States Marshal supervisory deputy for the United States Department of Justice-United States Marshals Service; he was also a sergeant in the United States Army.
Shurtleff earned an AA from the City College of Chicago. He has three children; Seth, Kristie, and Nathan.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack 10 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Mary Gile (D)||617|
|Stephen Shurtleff (D)||597|
|Frances Potter (D)||583|
|June Frazer (D)||542|
On November 4, 2008 Stephen Shurleff won one of the four seats to the New Hampshire House of Representatives for Merrimack District 10, receiving 3,312 votes.
|New Hampshire House of Representatives, Merrimack District 10|
|Mary Gile (D)||3,341|
|Stephen Shurtleff (D)||3,312|
|Frances Potter (D)||3,252|
|William Stetson (D)||2,784|
- Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, New Hampshire House, Chair
- Legislative Administration Committee, New Hampshire House
- Subcommittee on Enrolled Bills
Parole Bill 2010
Shurtleff summarized the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee’s recommendation in favor of SB 500 in the April 16, 2010 House calendar:
- "The parole system will also undergo a number of reforms, but two very important facts will not change: violent offenders will still be subject to the jurisdiction and discretion of the parole board and New Hampshire’s truth in sentencing law will remain intact. Nonviolent offenders will be subject to release after serving 120% of their minimum sentence, including the disciplinary period required by law."
After he told the NH House that the bill forcing the release of child sexual predators would only apply to nonviolent criminals, it came out that the new law removed the State Adult Parole Board’s discretion. This means it mandates the release of criminals nine months before the end of their maximum sentences in order to ensure that they were under supervision during their first months outside of prison, whether they be nonviolent or violent predators.
- New Hampshire House of Representatives
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Shurtleff
- "NH House told parole bill would not apply to violent offenders," New Hampshire Watchdog, October 7, 2010
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